We will never forget the first time we encountered Holocene’s work. “Osynlig 1” their lingering poignant film for IKEA had been featured in SHOTS and for the first time in living history, all the members of our team read the newsletter concurrently. Seeing as we were all in different locations at the time this is more than a miracle. Within minutes our Group Chat exploded with comments including “OMG, this is brilliant” and “Who or what is Holocene? Can we sign them PLEASE?” but it was the text “I can’t stop crying, I’m going to call my Mum” that really prompted us to reach out and contact Flook, Leonard and Mathias. Judging by the maturity and scope of their work we were expecting to meet a trio of Danish 35-40 years old on our first video call but instead were introduced to a trio of incredibly talented story-tellers not a day over 30. They spoke with authority and passion about their films, dreams, narrative approach and technique and it became immediately clear that any and every project they commit to will become the best it could ever be in their expert hands.
Holocene’s sensitive lensing and use of available light creates an immersive visual world which leave the audience with the feeling that they have just witnessed an intimacy rarely achieved in the medium of the moving image. Their technique creates authentic feeling dialogue and their use of 35mm and 16mm film stock and mixed media gives their work a timelessness that couldn’t feel more now.
In Spring of 2022 Holocene agreed to become part of the Markenfilm Group’s creative family and we couldn’t be more proud to represent them exclusively in our markets.